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The Crohn’s Disease battle that a promising Brit faces on his F3 return

Jonny Edgar was one of Britain’s most promising FIA Formula 3 prospects heading into 2022, having moved to reigning teams’ champions Trident for his second campaign. But a sudden diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease forced a break from racing. He told Autosport how he made his triumphant return at Silverstone

F3 Britain: Leclerc fends off O'Sullivan, Bearman for feature race win

Arthur Leclerc took his first FIA Formula 3 win of the season at Silverstone, holding off polesitter Zak O’Sullivan to win Sunday’s feature race.

F3 Britain: Hadjar seals sprint victory after late Martins pass

Isack Hadjar took his second FIA Formula 3 sprint race victory of the season at Silverstone, swooping past Victor Martins on the penultimate lap to steal the win.

F3 Britain: O'Sullivan takes maiden series pole for home race

Zak O’Sullivan took his first FIA Formula 3 pole position at Silverstone, with the Briton set to start from the front for Sunday’s feature race.

What to expect from the British GP support races

There’s more to the British Grand Prix than just Formula 1, here’s four other things not to miss in the bumper package that is the support categories

FIA F3 race in Macau called off again, no return for WTCR

The FIA Formula 3 World Cup in Macau will not be run this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, while FIA WTCR will not make its planned return to Asia.

What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series Plus

What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series

The announcement that FIA Formula 2 and 3 would race alongside the Australian Grand Prix from 2023 came as a surprise, not only to fans but to the series’ teams too. But with Formula 1’s boom in popularity bringing more fans to the championships, team principals are relishing the opportunity

Edgar makes FIA F3 return at Silverstone after Crohn's Disease diagnosis

Red Bull junior Jonny Edgar will return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone next weekend, just a few months after a diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease forced his withdrawal.

Supercars set to retain Australian GP support slot

Supercars is expected to retain its spot on the Australian Grand Prix undercard next year despite FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 making the trip down under.

Why the Formula 3 benchmark's 2022 season hinges on qualifying Plus

Why the Formula 3 benchmark's 2022 season hinges on qualifying

Prema Racing has long dominated FIA Formula 3, taking the teams’ title in two of the past three seasons. But its start to 2022 has been trickier than usual, and the answers lie in its qualifying performance

F3 Spain: Martins recaptures points lead with feature race win

Victor Martins took his second FIA Formula 3 win of the season in Barcelona to recapture the lead in the championship.

F3 Spain: Vidales holds off Crawford challenge for sprint victory

David Vidales took his maiden FIA Formula 3 win in Barcelona, leading the sprint race from lights to flag despite a strong challenge from Jak Crawford.

F3 Spain: Stanek beats Martins to pole in Barcelona

Roman Stanek snatched his first FIA Formula 3 pole in Barcelona, knocking championship leader Victor Martins off the top of the timesheet at the last second.

How the ultra-tight F3 title fight is taking shape Plus

How the ultra-tight F3 title fight is taking shape

With just five points separating the top five after two rounds, FIA Formula 3 looks set for another thrilling season in 2022. But who stands the best chance of pulling away from that pack, and who are the contenders bubbling under?

F3 Imola: Stanek claims maiden victory with late Bearman pass

Roman Stanek clinched his first series victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 3 feature race at Imola, snatching the lead from Ollie Bearman on the penultimate lap.

F3 Imola: Colapinto wins sprint with final lap pass, rivals collide

Franco Colapinto took victory in a dramatic FIA Formula 3 sprint race in Imola after snatching back the lead from Caio Collet on the final lap.

F3 Imola: Maloney leads Trident 1-2 for first series pole

Zane Maloney took pole position for the FIA Formula 3 feature race at Imola, snatching the top spot in a damp qualifying to lead Roman Stanek in a Trident 1-2.

David Schumacher to make F3 return at Imola replacing Simmons

David Schumacher will make his FIA Formula 3 return at this weekend’s second round of the season at Imola, replacing Ayrton Simmons at Charouz.

Collet ends Barcelona Formula 3 in-season test on top

Caio Collet topped the timesheets at the FIA Formula 3 Championship two-day test in Barcelona. 

Minardi replaces Fernley in FIA Single-Seater Commission role

Former Formula 1 team owner Giancarlo Minardi has been chosen as the new president of the FIA Single-Seater Commission.

Correa out of ELMS opener with left foot fracture, Imola F3 "at risk"

Juan Manuel Correa has been ruled out of the opening round of the European Le Mans Series in France after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot.

Leclerc tops two-day FIA F3 test at Jerez

Prema Racing’s Arthur Leclerc set the fastest time across the two days of FIA Formula 3’s in-season test at Jerez.

Edgar withdraws from 2022 F3 season after Crohn's Disease diagnosis

Trident driver Jonny Edgar has withdrawn from the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season after he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.

The F3 newcomer making good on his unusual career path

Joining the FIA Formula 3 grid as a rookie with a team new to the series could prove daunting for most, but then there aren't many drivers who have the extensive experience Franco Colapinto brings from his time racing sportscars. The Argentinian explains how his LMP2 experience is already helping him in 2022

F3 Bahrain: Martins takes feature race victory from charging Leclerc

Victor Martins took his first win of the FIA Formula 3 season in Bahrain, winning a chaotic feature race from a charging Arthur Leclerc.

Smolyar 'trying to focus on job' amid confusion over his F3 return

After finishing third in the opening FIA Formula 3 round in Bahrain, Russian driver Alexander Smolyar said he is “trying to focus on my job” amid confusion over his participation.

Bearman expresses confusion over track-limits penalty after losing Bahrain F3 win

Ferrari junior Ollie Bearman has expressed confusion over his track-limits penalty in the FIA Formula 3 sprint race, saying he was only aware of crossing the white line once.

F3 Bahrain: Hadjar inherits win after Bearman track limits penalty

Isack Hadjar was handed victory in a dramatic first round of the FIA Formula 3 championship in Bahrain after on-the-road-winner Ollie Bearman was given a five-second penalty for track limits.

F3 Bahrain: Colapinto takes first pole for newcomer team Van Amersfoort

Rookie Franco Colapinto took pole position in FIA Formula 3 qualifying for Van Amersfoort Racing, topping qualifying at the first attempt for the newcomer Dutch squad.

The British trio hunting for F3 title glory

The 2022 FIA Formula 3 season kicks off this weekend in Bahrain. British trio Zak O’Sullivan, Ollie Bearman and Jonny Edgar have all become proteges of Formula 1 teams, and are talents to watch this year

F3 Bahrain: Stanek tops practice ahead of Saucy and Leclerc

Roman Stanek topped FIA Formula 3 practice in Bahrain, leading from Gregoire Saucy and Arthur Leclerc.

Bearman working with sports psychologist at Ferrari ahead of rookie FIA F3 season

FIA Formula 3 driver Ollie Bearman says he has been working with a sports psychologist ahead of his rookie season as part of his support from the Ferrari Drivers’ Academy.

Smolyar withdraws from FIA F3 amid restrictions on Russian drivers

FIA Formula 3 driver Alexander Smolyar says he will not drive in the series this year after conditions were imposed on Russian drivers following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Hitech Grand Prix terminates Uralkali sponsorship deal

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 team Hitech Grand Prix has terminated its sponsorship deal with Russian chemical company Uralkali “with immediate effect” amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Hadjar stays top in final day of FIA F3 Bahrain testing

Hitech Grand Prix rookie Isack Hadjar topped FIA Formula 3 pre-season testing in Bahrain for a second consecutive day on Friday.

Hadjar fastest on second day of FIA F3 pre-season testing in Bahrain

Isack Hadjar was quickest on the second day of FIA Formula 3 pre-season testing in Bahrain, topping the timesheets for Hitech Grand Prix.

Maloney quickest on first day of FIA F3 pre-season testing in Bahrain

Zane Maloney topped the timesheets for Trident in the first day of FIA Formula 3 pre-season testing in Bahrain.

Simmons joins Charouz for FIA F3 campaign

Former Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award finalist Ayrton Simmons will move into the FIA Formula 3 Championship full-time this season with Charouz Racing System.

How an outsider demolished a rank of F1 juniors Plus

How an outsider demolished a rank of F1 juniors

His career has been a slowburner but Gregoire Saucy trounced a collection of F1 juniors in Formula Regional by Alpine last year, and now he’s preparing to do it again in FIA F3. Here’s how the Swiss caught the world by surprise in 2021 and how he plans to do it all over again

GB3 champion Zak O’Sullivan joins Williams F1 academy

GB3 champion and Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award finalist Zak O’Sullivan has joined Williams’ Formula 1 driver academy ahead of a move into FIA F3 for this season.

Van Amersfoort signs LMP2 race-winner Colapinto for FIA F3 team

Franco Colapinto has signed to join Van Amersfoort Racing for its first season in FIA Formula 3, joining Rafael Villagomez and Reece Ushijima at the Dutch team.

2019 British F4 winner Maloney joins F3 champions Trident

2019 British Formula 4 champion Zane Maloney will move into the FIA Formula 3 championship for 2022, joining reigning teams' champion Trident for his maiden campaign.

F3 race winner Smolyar switches to MP for third season in 2022

Alexander Smolyar will move to MP Motorsport for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season after splitting from ART Grand Prix.

Correa remains with ART for 2022 Formula 3 season

Juan Manuel Correa has extended his deal with ART Grand Prix, remaining at the French team in FIA Formula 3 for the 2022 season.

Hauger, Daruvala join Prema in F2 as Red Bull completes junior line-up

Red Bull junior drivers Dennis Hauger and Jehan Daruvala will drive for Prema Racing in the 2022 Formula 2 season, taking the programme's tally of F2 drivers to five.

Arthur Leclerc stays with Prema for FIA F3 in 2022

Arthur Leclerc will stay with Prema Racing for his second season in FIA Formula 3 in 2022, and will also continue his association with the Ferrari Drivers' Academy.

Prema signs dual F4 champion Bearman for FIA F3

Italian and ADAC Formula 4 champion Ollie Bearman will graduate to FIA Formula 3 in 2022 having secured a deal to join Prema Racing.

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021

With a veritable feast of feeder series talent in 2021, FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 produced some of its most exciting racing yet. Although Prema Racing drivers once again dominated the respective series, drivers from other teams also stole the limelight to mark themselves out as stars of the future, or validate their highly-regarded standing

How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021 Plus

How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021

Taking three of the four titles and producing two outstanding champions in the process, Prema Racing remained the team to beat in Formula 1's feeder series in 2021. Team boss Rene Rosin reveals the traits that helped Dennis Hauger and Oscar Piastri to come out on top in Formula 3 and Formula 2

Mouton: W Series winners moving to F3 would be "fantastic" boost for series

Future W Series champions moving into a Formula 3 seat would be a "fantastic boost" for the series and has been proposed by the FIA, according to rally legend Michele Mouton.

Trident F2 test for F3 podium finisher Williams

FIA Formula 3 podium finisher Calan Williams is set to experience Formula 2 machinery after landing an outing with Trident at December’s end of season test.

FRECA champion Saucy steps up to F3 with ART

Formula Regional European by Alpine champion Gregoire Saucy has signed to ART Grand Prix for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season.

Saucy tops final day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing

Formula Regional European champion Gregoire Saucy topped the timesheet on the final day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing in Valencia for ART Grand Prix to end up fastest overall.

Crawford fastest on second day of Valencia F3 post-season test

Prema's Jak Crawford topped the second day of post-season FIA Formula 3 testing in Valencia from ART rookie Gregoire Saucy.

Doohan tops first day of Valencia F3 post-season test

Jack Doohan led the first day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing in Valencia, topping both sessions with newcomer Van Amersfoort Racing.

F2 and F3 set for 2022 points allocation changes

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to introduce a new points system for the 2022 season.

Ex-F1 driver Hulkenberg to make IndyCar test debut with Arrow McLaren SP

Ex-Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg and Formula 3 race winner Logan Sargeant will test an IndyCar for the first time next week at Barber Motorsports Park.

Formula 2 announces monster 2022 calendar of 28 races

The FIA Formula 2 Championship has announced a record 14-round calendar for the 2022 season that will comprise 28 races on the Formula 1 support bill.

Van Amersfoort to replace HWA on FIA F3 grid from 2022

Van Amersfoort Racing has been selected to join the FIA Formula 3 grid for the next three seasons, replacing HWA Racelab.

From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back

After a disastrous 2020 in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Dennis Hauger began to doubt himself - with the self-belief he had built through success in junior series evaporating. But after regrouping, he stormed to the F3 title in 2021. Here’s how he did it